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A new game for Zimbabwe

Unveiling a power-sharing deal between Zimbabwe's bitter rivals turned out to be Mbeki's final act. But is his legacy a workable one?

By Stephen Chan   October 2008

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Nothing occurs overnight, and Zimbabwe will see a gradual change. There are many vested interests that need to be rearranged and accommodated. But Robert Mugabe and Morgan Tsvangirai’s agreement to form a coalition government in early September was momentous nonetheless. The separation of a prime ministership from the presidency, with each sharing elements of executive power, and a careful system of party representation in a variety of government organs, was a compromise like the one reached in Kenya in early 2008. But it was different in that Mugabe has…

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